La Défense et illustration de la langue française

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Thomas Sebillet (1512—1589)

Joachim Du Bellay (1522—1560) diplomat and bishop of Paris



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Composed in response to Sebillet's Art poétique (1548) and indebted to an Italian treatise by Speroni, the Défense was published in Du Bellay's name (1549) as the manifesto of the ...

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